Check back for updates on how you can help with hurricane disaster relief.
September 29 from United Methodist News
The Florida Conference disaster response team will be concentrating their efforts in areas that are overlooked by bigger agencies. “The state and FEMA will focus on higher population areas, so our niche is going into areas where nobody wants to work. But God loves them, too,” said Pam Garrison, the conference’s disaster response coordinator. Read the story here. Those interested in volunteering in Florida click here. Florida disaster recovery ministry webpage is here.
September 13 from United Methodist News
The Louisiana Conference needs certified ERT responders, specifically for the Lake Charles district and the area impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Training takes place on Saturday, Sept. 16 in Pineville and Monroe. Click here for more details.
Read the inspiring story of one Early Responder Team member from the Louisiana Conference here.
September 12, 2017 – From the Oklahoma Conference Office
(Read the entire text here). Monetary donations are needed most for the foreseeable future. Make donations to UMCOR Advance Project Number 901670. You can also give through the Claremore church and designate you gift “Disaster Relief” and it will be forwarded to UMCOR.
Volunteer teams are needed. Call Lori Foster in the Volunteers in Mission office to express an interest in serving. You may call her at 405-530-2070, or email LFoster@okumc.org. VIM Leader training takes place on September 23rd in Oklahoma City. Issues specific to hurricane relief will be covered. All short-term mission teams must register through the OKVIM office to ensure insurance coverage, proper leader training, and safe sanctuary practices.
September 9, 2017 – Hygiene Kits
Ahnawake Dawson is organizing a Hygiene Kit drive. Instructions are here. You can put together a kit for about $10-$12. Place your complete kits in the red tubs in Disciple Hall. The hygiene kits will be taken to Sager Brown with our mission team on September 30.